Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you find yourself tuning into people's emotions or being affected by their physical symptoms? Perhaps malls exhaust you or you feel wiped out around too many electronics. If so, your brain and nervous system processes information differently. One of the differences is that you may feel extra-sensitive to energy you pick up from other people and places.
It took me a long time to realize how energetically sensitive I was. Years ago, I moved from the mountains of rural New Hampshire to Los Angeles to collaborate with a team of health experts. I had never lived in Los Angeles before, so I was excited to explore a new area. However, I began to notice that my energy was off.
On a drive from Los Angeles to Carlsbad, California, I noticed that at a certain point in the trip, the energy completely shifted and I felt calmer and more grounded. Fortunately, I knew some experts who could talk to me about what I was experiencing. First and foremost, different places affect people's energy differently, so while my example is about Los Angeles, others may have an entirely different experience.
Here are some of the influences the experts told me could be affecting my energy: